Refurbishment of the additional space in the Support Centre for the Warsaw Insurgents at 22 Nowolipie Street, which has been acquired from the adjacent municipal resources, has just been completed.
“Taking care of the Warsaw Insurgents is both our duty and pleasure. The newly-refurbished rooms are now ready to offer more effective rehabilitation prospects,” said Rafał Trzaskowski, Mayor of Warsaw. “The City supports the Insurgents by awarding special financial prizes, by offering free taxi rides and, on top of all, by operating this Support Centre – a place where they can get together, chat and use diversified forms of assistance,” Trzaskowski added.
The refurbished space (145 m²) will be used for rehabilitation and therapeutic purposes.
The refurbishment process was preceded by making arrangements with the Monopol Warszawski Association, acting as the Support Centre operator, to ensure that the new space is tailored to the Insurgents’ specific needs. The finishing elements are consistent with those previously utilised in the facility at Nowolipie Street.
The new space of the Support Centre for the Warsaw Insurgents features:
- a motor training room (to be used mainly for chair-based exercise programmes), equipped with mirrors and ladders;
- two changing rooms with lockers;
- a bathroom with a shower accessible to people with disabilities;
- a large rehabilitation room with two rehabilitation stations;
- two small rooms to organise one-to-one meetings.
Before these rooms were put in use, major repair and reconstruction works were necessary, so as to make the new space accessible and safe for elderly people, also those with disabilities, and to facilitate their daily stay at the Support Centre.
The reconstruction and adaptation works were performed by the “Nowolipie” Intergenerational Activity Centre between November and December 2019, with the total cost of PLN 230,000.
Since 1 October 2018, the Support Centre for the Warsaw Insurgents has been operated by the Monopol Warszawski Association, as arranged by the City of Warsaw, in a municipal building situated at 22 Nowolipie Street. The financing from the City’s budget allocated to the facility for 2020-2021 has equalled PLN 1,855,000.